fair enough, the link above for windows swap discuss the option to allow windows to resize the swap file for windows on the fly. This brings up a noteable diffrence between how windows and linux normally handle swap space. On a windows box, it will simply create a file on the primary partition (although you can modify this behavior and create additional swap files on extra drives if you choose to do so).
In Linux, it is generally more of a fixed item. For the most part linux use partitions that are dedicated for swap space. When making the choice for how big to set up your swap space when making this partition going with twice the size of the amount of RAM that your box has (or intends to have), is not a bad starting point.
But this information is more along the lines of defining you swap space vice orginizing it. But I hope that it helps you.
Last edited by kvedaa; 05-05-2004 at 09:23 PM.